Handbook on Engaging Diaspora in Development Activities in Host and Home Countries

What: 
Call to provide information
Date Added: 
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Organization: 

The Call has been submitted by:

  • The Netherlands
  • Switzerland
  • Mexico

The project is implemented by:

  • The International Organization for Migration (IOM)
  • Migration Policy Institute (MPI)
Basics: 

Type of Call for Action
Call for information

Target Group
Governmental and local policy makers and practitioners dealing with Diaspora Affairs

Thematic Areas
Diaspora

Tags
Capacity Building | Diaspora policy | Mainstreaming Migration into Development Planning

Links GFMD
The development of a handbook was proposed during GFMD 2009 - Roundtable 1.2 on "Engaging diasporas and migrants in development policies and programs - Their role? Their constraints?" and builds upon earlier roundtables in 2007 (RT 2.4) and 2008 (RT 1.2) on engaging diaspora.

Thematic areas: 
  • Diasporas
Description: 

We invite you to participate in the project Developing a Handbook on Engaging Diaspora in Development: Activities in Host and Home Countries. As part of this project, IOM and MPI are conducting a two-part survey among governments participating at the GFMD. The goal of the survey is to identify the extent and types of existing diaspora programs and policies at national and local levels. The information collected in this survey will be used in creating a user-friendly, practical handbook for policy makers and practitioners who are interested in developing and consolidating their diaspora initiatives.

The survey is composed of two parts:

  • Part 1 [ FR | ES ] aims to identify government institutions at various levels (i.e. ministry, sub-ministry, national, local) that actively engage with members of the diaspora. Part I has been sent to all National GFMD Focal Point and is posted here on the PfP.
  • Part 2 [ FR | ES ] aims to map the extent and types of existing diaspora engagement programs and/or policies on various government levels and to identify good practices, key challenges and lessons learned. Part II has been sent to specific institutions identified in Part 1 of the survey and is posted here on the PfP.

Completed survey can be sent to: diaspora.survey@iom.int

Deadline: 
Survey 1: 31 March 2011 | Survey 2: 15 June 2011
Responses: 

60 countries responded to the survey part I. Based on their answers a Diaspora Contacts Points Directory has been created, with over 415 government institutions and NGOs actively engaged with members of the diaspora. The Directory can be downloaded from the PfP. Almost 40 institutions have returned the survey part II.

More Information: 

Call materials

Other information

Contact Information: 

AGUNIAS, Dovelyn Rannveig
Regional Research Officer and Policy Analyst
International Organization for Migration
/ Migration Policy Institute
Bangkok, Thailand
Tel: + 66 2 343 9357
Fax: +66 2 286 0630
Email: diaspora.survey@iom.int

LACZKO, Frank
Head, Migration Research Division, Department for International Cooperation and Partnerships,
International Organization for Migration,
Switzerland
Tel: + 41 22 7179416
Email: diaspora.survey@iom.int

For: 
Governmental and local policy makers and practitioners dealing with Diaspora Affairs
By: 
IOM, MPI (Switzerland, The Netherlands, Mexico)
Tags: 
  • Capacity Building
  • Diaspora Empowerment and Engagement
  • Mainstreaming Migration into Development Planning